The October 2017 Medicare Benefits Schedule

Page last updated: 09 October 2017

Current Update
The 1 October 2017 Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) files (XML, DOC, PDF and ZIP) are now available to download. For details visit the October 2017 Latest News page.

As announced by subscriber email in July 2014, the ASCII file was discontinued commencing February 2015. The XML file contains the same information as the ASCII file and will continue to be supported. You can sign up for announcements relating to changes to MBS files on the MBSOnline subscription page.

Please note: The files listed on this page provide general information on the arrangements for the payment of Medicare benefits. These arrangements operate under the Health Insurance Act 1973 (as amended). These files are not legal documents, and, in cases of discrepancy, the legislation is the source for payments of Medicare benefits.

Click here to find out what legislation covers the Medicare Benefits Schedule.

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Publications (Updated 1 October 2017)

Medicare Benefits Schedules (Complete MBS and MBS by Category)

PublicationPublication download optionsNumber of pagesNotes
Complete MBSComplete MBS (PDF 16,415 KB)
Complete MBS (DOC 9,126 KB)
Complete MBS (ZIP 1,068 KB)
1231
pages
Category 1 - AttendancesCategory 1 - Attendances (PDF 3,436 KB)
Category 1 - Attendances (DOC 1,560 KB)
Category 1 - Attendances (ZIP 218 KB)
236 pages
Category 2 - Diagnostic ProceduresCategory 2 - Diagnostic Procedures (PDF 1,327 KB)
Category 2 - Diagnostic Procedures (DOC 372 KB)
Category 2 - Diagnostic Procedures (ZIP 71 KB)
67 pages
Category 3 - Therapeutic ProceduresCategory 3 - Therapeutic Procedures (PDF 7,630 KB)
Category 3 - Therapeutic Procedures (DOC 4,174 KB)
Category 3 - Therapeutic Procedures (ZIP 470 KB)
474 pages
Category 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial ServicesCategory 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial Services (PDF 1,351 KB)
Category 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial Services (DOC 421 KB)
Category 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial Services (ZIP 72 KB)
60 pages
Category 5 - Diagnostic Imaging ServicesCategory 5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services (PDF 3,276 KB)
Category 5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services (DOC 1,462 KB)
Category 5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services (ZIP 169 KB)
230 pages
Category 6 - Pathology ServicesCategory 6 - Pathology Services (PDF 2,542 KB)
Category 6 - Pathology Services (DOC 1,114 KB)
Category 6 - Pathology Services (ZIP 163 KB)
165 pages
Category 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate ServicesCategory 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Services (PDF 1,042 KB)
Category 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Services (DOC 265 KB)
Category 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Services (ZIP 58 KB)
53 pages
Category 8 - Miscellaneous ServicesCategory 8 - Miscellaneous Services (PDF 1,981 KB)
Category 8 - Miscellaneous Services (DOC 711 KB)
Category 8 - Miscellaneous Services (ZIP 117 KB)
157 pages
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Data File (XML) updated 9 October 2017

File typeDownload optionsNotes
XML
XML help
XML (7394 KB)
ZIP (374 KB)
MBS Classification
CSV Specifications
(CSV 33 KB)
Relative Value Guide (RVG)(TXT 15 KB)
MBS Historical Information Documentation (PDF 661 KB)

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